Deadline for National Historic Recognition Project is Dec. 15

This is a a call for nominations to recognize and archive the significant contributions of people who are engaged in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities over the period of 2000‐
This project is a follow up to a National Recognition Project that recognized 36 of the most significant contributors in the field in the 20th Century. Our intent is to create a web‐based archive highlighting the contributions of honorees for the 2000‐2020 period. We feel this effort is critical for the field and should establish a collection that future generations can utilize to build a strong understanding of what happened and who played a significant role. This project is all volunteer-driven and does not require a fee or contribution to apply or to be honored.

Recognition of honorees will include: (a) a certificate as a 2020 Honoree of the National Historic Preservation Project, (b) a lapel pin designating their honoree status, (c) inclusion in a press release, and (d) inclusion in a web‐based booklet describing the contributions of the honorees. Rather than holding a single award event, we are hopeful that these honorees will be recognized at the local, state, regional, or national settings they are most closely aligned with in their work.

The application for nominations can be found here. The nomination deadline is December 15, 2019. No late submissions will be accepted.

Submit by mail: Ed Matthews, CEO, ADAPT Community Network, 80 Maiden Lane, New York, New York 10038
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For more information, contact: Peg Gould, ADAPT Community Network, Chair at or text 917-226-4433